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Kristen Kreuk as
Rosenbaum as Lex Luthor
as Lionel Luthor
O’Toole as Martha Kent
Schneider as Jonathan Kent
Jensen Ackles as
Allison Mack as
Written by Luke Schelhaas.
Directed by Whitney Ransick.
originally aired on Wednesday,
April 20, 2005.
What would a Smallville prom be without a body
snatching prom queen?
The ice cream dinner scene.
If he sent Jonathan for that, then he knew what kind
of danger he was
putting the host in. That’s way out of character, and
seems to have
been forced into the plot as a mechanism for relaying
piece of information.
This episode’s basic plot was about as
original as last
week’s. It wasn’t even original when it was used as
the series finale
in the first Star Trek series. I give it 2
out of 6.
The effects were not bad, but they weren’t
haven’t seen before. Clark’s dash in the blackout was
done. The problem was in consistency for the story;
responded to the conclusion, then it was visible, and
Clark would have
noticed it at other times. I give it 4 out of 6.
The story had some very interesting
(particularly in the B-plot at Luthor mansion), and
the execution was
decent apart from a short span at the end. I give it
4 out of 6.
The acting is always amusing with a body swap
was some nice out of character work all around,
Annette O’Toole. I give it 5 out of 6.
The emotional response wasn’t great. There
moments, but the teaser portion that aired before the
completely removed any sense of suspence. Yeah, they
were trying to
make the fans think something else was going on, but
when the “body
snatching prom queen” line has been blasted so often
on all the ads,
including the one that aired right before the episode,
going to be a lot of confused members of the audience.
amusing moments along the way, and a B-plot that
worked quite well, so
I’ll give it 4 out of 6.
The production is the typical quality for the
lighting in the Jason/Lex confrontation was very well
done. I give it
5 out of 6.
Overall, despite some predictability, it’s a
episode leading us into the end of the season. Only
four episodes are
left. I give it 5 out of 6.
In total, Spirit receives 29 out of 42.